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The marketing push for Woody Allen’s latest, a period romantic comedy titled Magic in the Moonlight, has been atypically slight in recent weeks, but Sony Pictures Classics is finally kicking its campaign into high gear with the release of dozens of images from the film, in addition to a large synopsis. Allen and company have no real reason to worry about his film’s box office chances, however – with his reputation and a cast including Emma Stone and Colin Firth, Magic in the Moonlight should cast quite a spell in theaters when it opens later this month.
A new set of images from the film, highlighting its stellar cast and period setting, have landed online, and you can check those out below. In addition to Stone and Firth, Magic in the Moonlight features Hamish Linklater, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Erica Leerhsen, Eileen Atkins, Simon McBurney, Antonia Clarke and Jeremy Shamos. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Okay , we still know nothing about Woody Allen’s next movie that is currently shooting in Rhode Island and Providence starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone (some have speculated it’s a college professor/student relationship story). Though there’s word today that Parker Posey is also part of the cast. But otherwise, details are… zilch. So in the meantime, let’s move over to Allen’s current movie, “Magic In The Moonlight.” It’s a romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a charlatan spiritualist, and personal and professional complications ensue when the man falls for the spirited young swindler. Colin Firth stars as the Englishman and Emma Stone plays the unlikely charlatan. The movie also stars Hamish Linklater, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Erica Leerhsen, Eileen Atkins, Simon McBurney, Antonia Clarke and Jeremy Shamos. Sony Pictures Classics have been unveiling lots of elements from the »
- Edward Davis
After heading back to America for Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen is now continuing his European phase with the romantic comedy drama Magic In The Moonlight. We saw the first trailer a month or so ago, and now here's a slew of new stills, showcasing stars Colin Firth and Emma Stone.Firth stars as stage magician Stanley (check out the Chung Ling Soo garb!) dispatched to the south of France to help his family with an intriguing puzzle. A young woman named Sophie (Stone), who claims to be a psychic, is bewitching, bewildering and bothersome in equal measure. Firth is convinced he can help, but then he meets her and discovers that she might not be as fake as some suspect.Allen is back exploring themes of duplicity, charm and romance, all couched in the beautiful French countryside. Alongside Firth and Stone, he’s recruited Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Eileen Atkins, »
Nom’s latest argle-bargle.
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Here’s the new teaser for Doctor Who. Don’t go breaking his hearts.
Last Week Tonight was off this week, but John Oliver took to Yt for this report on those “sparkly guns you can shoot in the sky,” … fireworks.
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Woody Allen must have found inspiration in his own 2011 film, Midnight in Paris, since his latest comedy is once again set at the height of the Roaring Twenties. Unlike Midnight, this summer’s Magic in the Moonlight doesn’t require an old car to transport it’s cast back in time each night since it’s firmly set in the past.
Set in the fabulous French Riviera, Stanley (Colin Firth) is a British magician who is sent to the South of France to unmask spiritualist Sophie (Emma Stone), who might be exploiting a wealthy family.
The film co-stars Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Simon McBurney, and Hamish Linklater. Magic in the Moonlight doesn’t open in theatres until August 1, but you can check out more than a dozen newly-released stills from the film below. Check out Emma Stone and Colin Firth in their fashionable 1920’s attire now: »
- Rachel West
Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight begins hitting theaters on July 25 and so far I've only heard from one person that's seen it, but the response was positive over the upcoming romantic comedy starring Emma Stone and Colin Firth. The story follows an Englishman (Firth) brought in to help expose a psychic medium (Stone) as a fake. Personal and professional complications ensue. Jacki Weaver, Hamish Linklater, Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden, Erica Leerhsen and Simon McBurney co-star. The film is set in the south of France in the 1920s against a backdrop of wealthy mansions, the Cote d'Azur, jazz joints and fashionable spots for the wealthy of the Jazz Age, which makes me want to see it even more as I absolutely love that area. Today I have for you 18 new pictures (though a couple I think you may have seen before) and a new poster for the film along with the following, »
- Brad Brevet
For Woody Allen, "Magic In The Moonlight" is already done, in the can, and he's moving on—in fact, he's starting production today on his next film, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone. But for the rest of us, "Magic In The Moonlight" is still new, and with the film's release fast approaching, a batch of new stills have arrived. Led by Allen's new muse Emma Stone, along with Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden,Eileen Atkins, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney and Jacki Weaver, the frothy tale follows an Englishman tasked with debunking a famed spiritualist, but things get twisted when he starts falling in love with his mark. It sounds like classic Allen, and with the film screening for critics soon, we'll soon know where it falls in the director's canon. Until then, here's a batch of new images from the movie along with an international poster. "Magic In The Moonlight" opens on July 26th. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
We still don’t know too much about Woody Allen’s upcoming Magic in the Moonlight, and a new set of images (below) doesn’t do much to shed light on the story. However, the shots do give us a tantalizing look at the film’s stellar cast, led by Emma Stone and Colin Firth. With Marcia Gay Harden, Eileen Atkins, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney and Jacki Weaver also playing roles, part of me wants to go in with the mystique intact – Allen rarely disappointed, and it would be tricky for him to do so with this cast.
In the past, Allen has fared extremely well by releasing his movies summer months, and no two films are better evidence of that than his last two: 2010′s Midnight in Paris and 2013′s Blue Jasmine. The former, in addition to being Allen’s highest grossing films, won the Academy Award for Best »
- Isaac Feldberg
Sony Pictures Classics has released a few new Magic in the Moonlight images from writer/director Woody Allen’s latest film. The romantic comedy is set in the south of France in the 1920s and stars Colin Firth as an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle, as a young woman (Emma Stone) claims to be able to communicate with spirits. As he spends more time with the girl, however, he starts to wonder if she may not be a fraud after all. The first trailer promises a delightful romp, and these images show off more of the gorgeous Jazz-age landscapes as well as a wonderfully goofy face courtesy of one Ms. Emma Stone. Hit the jump to take a look at the new Magic in the Moonlight images. The film also stars Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, and Jacki Weaver. Magic in the Moonlight »
- Adam Chitwood
What do we know about Woody Allen’s “Magic In The Moonlight” so far? Well, besides a new poster that had the whole Internet up in arms because of its poor Photoshop—despite the fact that poor Photoshopped movie posters are a dime a dozen—quite a bit. Though since I’ve not watched the trailer—saving myself for the movie—I feel personally a little bit more in the dark in terms of flavor. But in case you haven’t heard that much about it, the film stars Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden, Eileen Atkins, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney and Jacki Weaver. It’s about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible fraudulent spiritualist, but personal and professional complications ensue when he falls in love with her. Meanwhile, Sony Pictures Classics has released five new images which you can see below along with the poster that everyone was kvetching about. »
- Edward Davis
Take a look at the new posters from the following films: Affluenza - Writer-director Kevin Asch's drama starring Ben Rosenfield, Nicola Peltz, Grant Gustin, and Gregg Sulkin debuts in theaters and on VOD July 11th. Dolphin Tale 2 - Directed by Charles Martin Smith and starring Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman, Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Austin Stowell, and Austin Highsmith, with Bethany Hamilton, Dolphin Tale 2 opens September 12th. The Hundred-Foot Journey - Lasse Hallström's adaptation starring Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Rohan Chand, Om Puri, and Charlotte Lebon opens August 8th. Under the Electric Sky - Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz's musical documentary that goes behind the scenes of the Electric Daisy Carnival will be playing in a theater near you starting on June 27th. Magic in the Moonlight - Woody Allen's latest film starring Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden, »
- Dave Trumbore
Sony Classics has premiered the first poster for Woody Allen's new film Magic in the Moonlight starring Emma Stone and Colin Firth. Set for a July 25 release, the romantic comedy follows an Englishman (Firth) brought in to help unmask a possible charlatan mystic (Emma Stone) only to ultimately fall for her. The film is set in the south of France in the 1920s against a backdrop of wealthy mansions, the South of France, jazz joints and fashionable spots for the wealthy of the Jazz Age. Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Erica Leerhsen and Hamish Linklater co-star. Check out the poster below and if you haven't yet watched the trailer click here. »
- Brad Brevet
The poster (below), premiering today exclusively on Moviefone, features stars Emma Stone and Colin Firth decked out in 1920s period garb, a nod to the film's Jazz Age setting. In "Moonlight," Firth plays a Brit known for his work debunking fake spiritualists, who travels to the south of France to unmask another assumed fraud, played by Emma Stone.
Unfortunately for Firth, he ends up falling for Stone instead, an inner struggle that seems to be playing out on the poster. Stone appears kooky, with a far off look in her eyes; Firth looks skeptical, yet can't keep his gaze off of her.
- Katie Roberts
New York – In a fussy bit of business employed multiple times in the Shakespeare in the Park summer staging of Much Ado About Nothing, a garden trellis wall flanking designer John Lee Beatty's gorgeous 19th century Sicilian villa slides away as if by magic, with music providing the force that muscle cannot. This is perplexing given that unlike, say, A Midsummer Night's Dream, this play's turmoil of the heart is the result purely of foolish human behavior, and not of some mysterious enchantment. However, magic is essentially missing from the chemistry of Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater as Beatrice and
- David Rooney
I have a curious habit, maybe you have it too, if you are a real movie geek, film fan, cinema addict, what have you.
A certain number of movies that I have seen and loved with all my heart were losers at the box office or were mercilessly slammed by critics, usually both. This doesn’t happen all the time, mind you. I know a bad movie when I see one. But several times I have seen a movie on opening day and loved it so much I was sure it would be a big hit and be loved by critics and film goers, nope, not all the time.
Here then is my own personal and highly eccentric top ten list, with some honorable mentions, of movies that lost out, yet I love them still, many of them desperately, hysterically, madly do I love these films, well anyway… let me tell you about it. »
- Sam Moffitt
Stars: Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, James Earl Jones, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, Richard Kind, Isiah Whitlock Jr. | Written by Daniel Taplitz, Assi Dayan | Directed by Phil Alden Robinson
A great deal can change in twelve years. Societal shifts adjust the mindset we have when consuming all aspects of entertainment. Certain approaches that previously worked will grow tired and played out. With that in mind director Phil Alden Robinson had a challenge in front of him as he is directing his first film since Sum of All Fears in 2002.
Perhaps the twelve year gap was too much of a hurdle to leap, because The Angriest Man in Brooklyn is nowhere near the quality of what you would expect from the guy who gave us wonderful films like Field of Dreams and Sneakers. Nearly every part is miscast causing each actor to be constantly at odds with their roles. Tonally »
- Dan Clark
Prognosis Negative: Robinson’s Return a Detached, Tepid Exercise
His first outing since the ill-fated 2002 film The Sum of All Fears, director Phil Alden Robinson’s latest, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, is a remake of a 1997 Israeli film, The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum, which happened to be part of a trilogy directed by Assi Dayan. At first appearing to be a black comedy about miserable, self-pitying human beings, a not-so-subtle message about the importance of family, enjoying one’s time and appreciating the preciousness of life, eventually cascades over the slim narrative, rendering any emotional or comedic potency to absolute zero. With a running time of about 80 minutes, this treatment still feels padded with moments that feel utterly useless because they’re not fully developed or simply used as a matter of convenience.
Henry Altmann (Robin Williams) is an unhappy man. Home life seems particularly dire, unable to have »
- Nicholas Bell
Iconic comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Good Will Hunting, 1997) stars in the heartfelt comedy The Angriest Man in Brooklyn coming to Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD July 22 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The Angriest Man in Brooklyn is currently available on Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View. Also starring Golden Globe nominee Mila Kunis (Black Swan, Ted), Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage (HBO's Game of Thrones) and Academy Award winner Melissa Leo (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, The Fighter, 2010), The Angriest Man in Brooklyn is directed by Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams) from a screenplay by Daniel Taplitz.
Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann (Williams) has one every day. Always unhappy and angry at the world including everyone in it, Henry sits impatiently at the doctor's office when he is finally seen by Dr. »
[Press Release] New York, June 3, 2014 - The newly opened Quin hotel, located just two blocks from Central Park at 57th and Sixth Avenue, is offering a "Shakespeare in New York" experience today through August 17th. The experience includes a three-night stay in a premier suite, two reserved seats at a performance of Much Ado About Nothing or King Lear (part of The Public Theater's 2014 Shakespeare in the Park season), and a complimentary Arden edition of the play, selected from the hotel's in-room "Mini-Bard." Much Ado About Nothing stars Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe and runs from June 3rd to July 6th, while John Lithgow stars in King Lear from July 22nd through August 17th, 2014. The Shakespeare in New York experience is offered under the aegis of Quin Arts, an innovative arts »
- Pietro Filipponi
It’s movie night, and you can choose between crazy-shouty Robin Williams (think “The Fisher King”) and blubbering feel-good Robin Williams (like the one who discovers his son, dead from autoerotic asphyxiation, in “World’s Greatest Dad”). Which would you prefer? Trick question! In “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn,” you can have it both ways, as Williams plays the human equivalent of a bulging forehead vein who learns he has 90 minutes to live and spends the rest of the movie making amends, like Ebenezer Scrooge at the end of “A Christmas Carol.” Most auds will prefer have no Robin Williams at all.
Inspired by the 1997 Israeli movie “The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum,” in which actor-director Assi Dayan tried to imagine how the worst possible news could possibly bring out the best in someone, this schmaltzy remake from “Field of Dreams” helmer Phil Alden Robinson (directing his first film since 2002′s »
- Peter Debruge
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